Researcher

Dr Sara Shirowzhan

Keywords

Fields of Research (FoR)

Building information modelling and management, Information systems for sustainable development and the public good, Automation and technology in building and construction, Urban informatics, Machine learning, Deep learning, Geospatial information systems and geospatial data modelling, Artificial intelligence, Disaster and emergency management, Housing markets, development and management

Biography

Dr Sara Shirowzhan is a senior lecturer and UNSW co-lead of WIL CoP. She is also co-convener of the Smart Cities and Infrastructure Cluster in the School of Built Environment (BE) at UNSW. Sara’s areas of research in technologies relevant to the built environment include advanced GIS, nD BIM, sensing technologies, digital twins, and artificial intelligence for applications in sustainable and resilient cities (SDG11), smart cities,...view more

Dr Sara Shirowzhan is a senior lecturer and UNSW co-lead of WIL CoP. She is also co-convener of the Smart Cities and Infrastructure Cluster in the School of Built Environment (BE) at UNSW. Sara’s areas of research in technologies relevant to the built environment include advanced GIS, nD BIM, sensing technologies, digital twins, and artificial intelligence for applications in sustainable and resilient cities (SDG11), smart cities, infrastructure, urban strategy development and construction. Sara teaches and supervises students on City Analytics, GIS, Construction Informatics and BIM relevant topics at undergrad and postgrad levels at UNSW. She is currently an Editorial Board member of the journals of Sustainability (MDPI) and Buildings journal. She is also a Topic Board member of the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information  as well as Review Editor of Frontiers in Sustainable Cities. Sara completed her PhD in Geomatics Engineering at UNSW.


My Grants

BIM/PIM and 3D GIS: progressing precinct modelling - $48,041

Western Sydney agri food analytics and mapping - $90,000

Improving coordination of data and actors for disaster-responsive housing and safer communities - AHURI- $164,881


My Qualifications

PhD from UNSW Faculty of Engineering 

 


My Awards

PhD scholarship

Postdoctoral writing fellow

Best master’s thesis


My Research Activities

GIS and City Analytics

BIM

Digital twins

Artificial intelligence (AI)/ Machine learning (ML)

Bushfire/flood analysis 

Housing development 

Digital construction 

Construction informatics

SDG11 (sustainable cities and communities)

 

 

 

 

 

 


My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

GIS

BIM

Data driven housing strategy development 

Data driven decision making for sustainable and resilient cities 

AI and machine learning for Built Environment 

Smart cities and urban informatics

Digital Twins

Digital construction 

Construction Informatics 

 


My Engagement

Women in construction ambassador 

Women in planning network 

CIOB tomorrow’s leaders champion

 


My Teaching

 

Urban and Construction Informatics

GIS for the Built Environment

ICT and BIM

Digital Construction

Geodesign 

Geo-computation with R (the course contains spatial statistics and AI for geospatial field)

 

 

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